Voyeur-ing in Venice…

April 16, 2013 | By | Comments (3)
Photo by Eric Staudenmaier

Photo by Eric Staudenmaier

…not in Italy, but a close second: Venice, California, and we’re talking about voyeurism of the most legal kind, at the sickest home and garden tour in the country (and yes, sick means good).

Photo: Bret Gum

Photo by Bret Gum

May 4th marks the 20th anniversary of the Venice Home & Garden Tour, featuring “30 eclectic, creative gardens and homes within blocks of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.” And when we’re talking eclectic and Abbot Kinney—the most design-centric neighborhood in the entire country—we’re talking e-clec-tic.

Voyeurs—I mean tour-goers—will be welcomed into the homes and offices of creative homeowners, artists’, architects, and designers, with gardens that vary from lush and expansive to minimalist pocket-gardens. The neighborhood is eye candy from the outside; imagine being let in.

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Photo by Eric Staudenmaier

It’s been on my bucket list for a while, and this year my dreams are coming true. Join me, won’t you? I’ll be the one drooling.

The kicker? The whole shebang only costs $60 (if you buy your tickets in advance) and is a fundraiser for the Neighborhood Youth Association. Find all the details here.

Photo: Eric Staudenmaier

Photo by Eric Staudenmaier

COMMENTS

  1. Maryann Stensrude

    It also just dawned on me that “glass” (plexi-glass?) could be much more secure than regular walls, windows and doors. Any intruders could bounce off of them for hours and not be able to get in!! Just a thought…

    May 2, 2013 at 12:46 pm
  2. Maryann Stensrude

    Love this! I could live in the little garden “office”!

    May 2, 2013 at 12:33 pm
  3. Adina Marguerite (@GFTravelette)

    Love the bamboo!

    April 16, 2013 at 1:48 pm

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